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28 March 2024

One of ASI’s four sustainability priorities is climate change mitigation and adaptation, with a clear goal for the sector to reduce its emissions in line with a 1.5oC warming scenario. While the ASI Secretariat itself neither produces nor transforms physical materials or products as our Members in the aluminium value chain do, nor do we work within a traditional office infrastructure, we recognise ASI’s responsibility for taking climate action.

ASI is committed to reducing its carbon footprint. Therefore, in 2022 we started to collect and monitor data on Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) from ASI funded flights – the most material contributor to our climate impacts as an organisation.

During this first two years of data collection, the number of staff and Board and IPAF Members which took flights has risen from 21 people in 2022 to 31 in 2023, and our total flight-related GHG emissions also rose from 175 tons CO2e to 255 tons CO2e.  Major travel in both years related to the annual in-person Board meeting, Standards Committee meeting, northern/southern hemisphere team meetings, witness assessments of ASI audits, and in-country workshops with Indigenous Peoples Advisory Forum (IPAF) members.

Figure 1 shows the key data points for ASI flight-related GHG emissions in 2023.

Figure 2 presents 2023 flight-related GHG emissions data with comparison to 2022 data

We will continue to track and monitor our flight emissions on an annual basis, to support targets for reductions and mitigation.  Our actions and principles include:

  • Prioritising online delivery platforms and engagement tools wherever possible
  • Careful consideration of the impact of any team travel against the potential to create positive impact with stakeholders via periodic in-person engagement
  • Ensuring strategic alignment to ASI’s goals for any travel undertaken.


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